It came in a plain brown wrapper, no returnÂ Â address--an audiocassette recording of a horrifying,Â Â soul-lacerating scream, followed by the sound of aÂ Â childlike voice chanting: "Bad love. Bad love.Â Â Don't give me the bad love... ". For AlexÂ Â Delaware the tape is the first intimation... show more
It came in a plain brown wrapper, no returnÂ Â address--an audiocassette recording of a horrifying,Â Â soul-lacerating scream, followed by the sound of aÂ Â childlike voice chanting: "Bad love. Bad love.Â Â Don't give me the bad love... ". For AlexÂ Â Delaware the tape is the first intimation that he isÂ Â about to enter a living nightmare. Others soonÂ Â follow: disquieting laughter echoing over a phoneÂ Â line that suddenly goes dead, a chilling act ofÂ Â trespass and vandalism. He has become the target of aÂ Â carefully orchestrated campaign of vague threatsÂ Â and intimidation rapidly building to a crescendo asÂ Â harassment turns to terror, mischief to madness.Â Â With the help of his friend LAPD detective MiloÂ Â Sturgis, Alex uncovers a series of violent deathsÂ Â that may follow a diabolical pattern. And if he failsÂ Â to decipher the twisted logic of the stalker'sÂ Â mind games, Alex will be the next to die. Taut,Â Â penetrating, terrifying, Bad Love isÂ Â vintage Kellerman.Also available on BDD Audio Cassette.
Publish date: April 29th 2003
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Delaware (#8)
Incredibly boring. I was pretty much only interested in the Frenchie. Not enough Milo, too much Alex just hanging around with Robin. It's sad when you only continue with a series because of a supporting character and (generally) interesting crimes.
Readable story about a psychologist who finds himself in the middle of murder. Unsure who is doing it and having plenty of suspects it's still a shock when the actual culprit is unveiled!
This is my least favorite Dr. Delaware novel, and I have to admit it's because I don't like Robin. There, I said it.
A good one. I was completely stumped by the murder but that isn't my fault. Kellerman doesn't try to hard to give you clues to the guilty person. His character development, particularly the psychological aspects, is fab. It isn't so much whodunnit as whydunnit. I also like the subtlety of the ac...